Paddy from Atlanta, GA on 7/31/13
I started to hire a tutor because I felt I have little chance to speak English even though I am doing my graduate program. When I talk with my classmates, the conversation is either not a good practice because my classmates do not correct me if I misspeak. Then I found Nathan. He provides a lot of great suggestions for my spoken English, especially in the following aspects.
**Choice of words- As an ESL speaker, I sometimes use impolite or awkward words I am not aware of. Nathan is a sensitive listener. He corrects me and gives appropriate suggestions of choosing words.
**Fluency of sentences- Nathan always listens to me carefully. He will point out what I miss in a sentence and encourages me to practice the complete sentence again.
**Perfect example of English speaker- Nathan's accent is the so-called standard American English accent. He always speaks as a gentleman and teaches me to speak in a polite manner. He also speaks in a well-organized way that I can understand everything he tells me.
**Selection of materials- the materials that Nathan selects are very helpful and interesting. For example, the book of phrasal verbs provides daily-life verbs and good exercises. The podcast is a wonderful practice of listening and speaking.
Nathan is always well-prepared before we meet. We have a schedule for every class and he never rushes to finish the class just because the time is up. Overall, he is definitely an excellent tutor and I will keep learning English with him!
Nathan replied on 10/6/2013:
Thank you for your detailed evaluation of my ESL lessons and qualifications, Paddy. I depend on your forthright feedback to reinforce my ESL lessons. I am extremely pleased with the huge improvements I have witnessed in your English language skills. Respectfully,
"The best tutor"
Annamaria from Atlanta, GA on 10/5/13
Nathan is a very patient person. He is really well prepared and willing to share his knowledge and time with his students. I learned so much from him.
Nathan replied on 10/14/2013:
Your unexpected praise warms my heart, Annamaria. Assisting an international graduate school instructor of your caliber with her American accent English pronunciation is especially challenging and deeply gratifying. Thank you for your praise and ongoing encouragement.
"Nathan G. is invaluable."
Joshua from Villa Rica, GA on 8/23/13
Nathan G. has been a huge help in my college career. We have had some intense moments working tirelessly on assignments. I admit, that I am not the best student and can be confusing sometimes. But Nathan stuck with it and worked with me every step of the way to help me in my goals. I will always be thankful to him and I highly recommend anyone for his services.
Nathan replied on 8/24/2013:
Thank you for your positive feedback, Joshua. You are on a demanding career path to become one of America's finest National Park Officers. It has been an especially rewarding experience for me to help you achieve your scholastic goals. Respectfully, Nathan G.
"Great tutor with enthusiasm!"
Yiming from Atlanta, GA on 3/8/13
Nathan is the best ESL tutor I have met. I really enjoy studying with Nathan. His proficiency in American English deeply impresses me. Moreover, his enthusiasm and meticulousness inspires me many interests in improving my accent. Even I can gain unexpected knowledge for each time due to Nathan's scholarly comprehension in English and well communication with each other. Classes keep going and I truly appreciate Nathan's help! I trust he can help improve my English approaching the native.
Nathan replied on 7/17/2013:
It is my pleasure to collaborate with Yiming on his English communication objectives. He has progressed rapidly using the dedicated lesson resources that I have prescribed for him in conjunction with our weekly lessons. I am especially pleased to hear that the internship interview preparation we did together helped him secure a very impressive professional internship. Congratulations, Yiming!
"An excellent ESL tutor!"
Di from Atlanta, GA on 12/6/12
I began working with Nathan since I started my PhD program this August. Nathan has helped me tremendously in coping with the language challenges I faced in the program. He is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Working with him is a pleasant experience, because he is very passionate about teaching and really cares about his student. I would definitely recommend him to other international students who want to improve their oral English and writing skills.
Nathan replied on 12/6/2013:
Di has developed an engaging English presentation style during the many months we have been working together. We continue to collaborate on her American accent English pronunciation, intonation, and Phrasal Verb vocabulary to reduce any miscommunication. Di's determination to refine her English language skills has contributed to her earning a coveted fresh opportunity in a second prestigious PhD program this coming year. Thanks for your kind review, Di.
"Pleasant and Professional Tutor"
Youyou from Atlanta, GA on 11/10/12
Nathan helped me work on my pronunciation and writing for more than two months. He is very helpful and patient. Studying with him like exploring in a journey. You will never know what you will learn in the next second. I enjoy the courses offered by him. He is also very professional. He always recommends good learning materials to me, which are very useful for my future study.
Nathan replied on 7/16/2013:
It continues to be extremely rewarding for me to tutor PhD degree aspirant, Youyou. To her credit, Youyou's American accent English presentation skills have improved much faster than I had initially hoped. She is blessed with learning abilities that accelerate her native Chinese accent reduction capacity. Thank you, Youyou, for your thoughtful review of my ongoing lessons this past year.
Rokhsareh from Atlanta, GA on 11/2/12
I couldn't have found any other teacher better than him. He really understands his students need. He worked with me for my TOEFL test practice and also for my dental school interview practice. I highly recommend him to any non-native speakers who wants to improve their communication skills.
Nathan replied on 3/1/2013:
I am very proud to congratulate Rokhsareh on her recent acceptance by both of the American dental PhD graduate programs to which she applied. We collaborated to prepare her American accent English verbal presentation skills before she took the daunting TOEFL exam and again just before she interviewed at the two dental graduate schools she preferred. We worked together until she felt thoroughly prepared to confidently respond to any question put to her. I expect Rokhsareh to excel at whichever dental school she ultimately chooses.
"A great ESL tutor!"
Lan from Smyrna, GA on 2/13/12
I have been working with Mr. G for the past three months and am very pleased with his unique combination of knowledge, wisdom and tutoring skills. He is very patient and always encouraging. With his tutoring, I have made a huge improvement in my American accent English pronunciation abilities. I recommend him, highly, to all of the other struggling ESL students in Cobb County. Thank you, Mr. G.
Nathan replied on 9/28/2012:
Lan is a great example to other ESL students of the amazing American accent pronunciation progress that can be made with my private tutoring. With her greatly enhanced English language speaking skills, she was quickly hired away from her old company to take on a more lucrative medical position after meeting with me for only six months. Congratulations, Lan!
Salamat from Austell, GA on 7/21/11
Mr. Nathan helped me with my clinical paper for nursing school. We met for two hours. The short time spent with Mr. Nathan, I found him to be patient, good listener, approachable, and a good team player. He was well dressed, articulate, and always ready with a smile and a kind word. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. I am confident that Mr. Nathan will be an asset to any staff that he works with.
Nathan replied on 9/28/2012:
Thanks for your gracious review, Salamat. I look forward to proofreading your writing, again, as you work towards your master's degree.
Kelly from Marietta, GA on 7/21/11
Very knowledgeable, personable, patient and helpful! Mr. G does a great job at working to fit your needs and at your pace. I couldn't recommend a better tutor!
Nathan replied on 7/25/2012:
Thanks for your welcome review of my tutoring services, Kelly. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Genevieve from Atlanta, GA on 6/28/11
Excellent tutor & very patient!!
Nathan replied on 12/22/2013:
I am pleased to acknowledge the steady English communications progress that I have witnessed while tutoring Genevieve twice weekly for over two years. Her written and verbal English communication skills have risen to those of a Masters graduate scholar. I have observed Genevieve's ESL confidence, pronunciation, and writing improve dramatically along with her University class grades. Her Masters in Nursing Informatics class projects consistently earned top marks and praise from her professors. Bravo Genevieve!